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OK Teachers Mull Over Strike, Walkout

Hundreds of teachers and school personnel rally at the Capitol building on the fourth day of statewide walkouts in Charleston W.V. on Tuesday Feb. 27 2018 Teachers and school personnel rally at the Capitol building in Charleston on Feb. 27
Glenn Montgomery | 07 March, 2018, 00:17

School board workers have taped heart shaped messages of solidarity-"Without teachers, there is no future;" "History is being made;" "Proud to be from WV"-across the windows of the school board's downtown offices". It came on the ninth day of a crippling strike that idled hundreds of thousands of students, forced parents to scramble for child care and cast a spotlight on government dysfunction in one of the poorest states in the country.

Public schools in the state's 55 counties will stay closed until the strike is resolved. "Of course, we all want this to end, but we want it to end in favor of our teachers". "It shows them how democracy is supposed to work, that you don't just bow down and lay down for anybody".

As for the students, it's not like they can go with their families on a long vacation.

"We have now reviewed 174 requests and approved more than $71,000 - to teachers and school service personnel to cover strike costs, child care, medical bills, lost pay for aides and substitutes, re-stocking food pantries, and other efforts to support children and families during the strike", an update on the page said. "I stand with them in their fight for justice and dignity".

Several county school systems announced they would be reopening Wednesday.

West Virginia Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety spokesman Lawrence Messina says more than 5,000 people had filed through two security entrances as of noon Monday.

After delaying for an hour Tuesday morning, the conference committee for House Bill 4145 signed its committee report after the Senate receded from its position, agreeing to the House of Delegate's plan to give all state employees a 5 percent raise. If they vote for the action, it will have to go before both the West Virginia Senate and the House of Delegates for approval. By contrast, New York's teachers earned an average of about $79,000, according to the NEA.

Gov. Jim Justice chimed in with a statement: "While everyone is focused on the mistakes, my focus is exclusively on getting our children back to school", it said in part. The state House approved the agreement, but the Senate passed a 4-percent raise instead.

In a joint statement Saturday, the American Federation of Teachers-West Virginia, West Virginia Education Association and the School Service Personnel Association said Senate President Mitch Carmichael and his leadership team had left them with no choice after they voted to reduce the raise to 4 percent. He said it was a cut of $20 million. "With the task force on [health insurance], we're moving in the right direction", Scalise said. Although they are not teaching, some teachers have taken time outside the strike to make lunches for students in need. Community-based activities like that helped secure what looks like the broad backing of parents and students, who have joined protests in support of the striking teachers, cementing a bedrock of goodwill that state lawmakers now test at their own political risk. "We have put our state back in play". We are very happy that this committee has seen the light for some miraculous reason, but we don't believe it until it's signed, sealed, delivered.

"One of the first things that you have to have is a re-entry strategy", DuVall told Tulsa's NewsOK in February. It's her way of supporting the walkout, which has kept more than 270,000 students out of school.

Massive rallies have taken place at the Capitol nearly daily, and it had to close Monday after thousands packed the building.

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